LC man accused of trying to entice juvenile to have sex

Published 10:36 am Friday, September 16, 2022

A 38-year-old Lake Charles man is accused of attempting to entice a juvenile to have sex in exchange for money.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office say detectives received a complaint regarding the suspect on Tuesday.

During the investigation detectives say they learned Kentrell A. Knighten sent lewd messages to the victim, who is under the age of 16, referencing a sex act and how much money she would be paid in exchange.

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Knighten was located and after speaking with detectives he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles; and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.  Judge Michael Canaday set his bond at $500,000.

CPSO Detective Kara Adams is the lead investigator on this case.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged.   A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.